It’s just 3 months short before the end of the year. Do you remember the goals/resolutions you may or may have not listed to fulfill by December? If yes, how much have you accomplished? Not much? Satisfied? Or just a little more push? Maybe it’s time to revisit your 2015 resolutions and see how far you’ve come. It’s not too late to do a little recap, is it?
A lot has changed for me this year.
But, you know what? I had been better. I was made stronger. I was able to encounter paths which I thought were unthinkable. I became independent. I cried and went miserable, but those things built me up. I have discovered the foundation of my being after all these hard, lonely, and devastating times.
My 2015 resolutions were all that. I wanted to become a better person, a stronger woman, and a more independent individual. I prayed to God to achieve these traits, and now that I did this revisiting goals post, it made me think this way:
God gave me all those struggles, misfortunes, accidents, failures, rejections to make me a stronger woman, to truly learn what life is about.
I’ve still got a lot more to go through within the remaining months, I’m sure. But let’s all move along with it somehow.
Now I have this list as well of things I needed to accomplish, so by revisiting these goals I get to know my progress and what I need to do if I needed to change course.
Sadly, the pondering in this post made me realize how I wasn’t close to accomplishing anything in my life right now. I mean, you’ll see below why:
01 | Lose weight + improve fitness
Well, it’s sad to say but I went into a deep hole months after I thought I could almost accomplish this goal. I’d always loved fitness but with the current stress taking over my life, I think it made me turn to food for comfort. Wrong, I know.
Maybe it’s because of the ultimatum I gave myself, but the whole journey has been pretty hard for me this time.
I’m looking forward to playing badminton tournaments and weekly dance practices this semestral break to keep me active again. Maybe this time I should really make the most out of the three short months left for this year and get back on track! PS: I’ll update you guys on another post. 😉
02 | Read more books
I did well on this until I needed to get a job to pay up some bills, so my time these days are significantly reduced to going to school and doing some work. I’m planning a Sembreak TBR (To Be Read) List though, so I should be able to catch up on this!
My initial goal was to reach 100 books, but I think I need to lower it down to 50 for now. I’m still up for it, though!
03 | Experience life more
Failing at this so bad right now. Again, the culprit to my sedentary lifestyle since summertime was the endless freelance jobs that I struggled to keep up just to pay some bills and tuition.
Now that I do realize this, I need to step up my gameplan for a bit so my lazy carcass can literally get “the most out of life”. I’ve been sitting my ass off every day and I need to break that habit.
04 | Improve in blogging
This one, I know I did quite well because I spent a lot to take my blog up a notch. Not just the hosting and domain fees, themes, and other blog essentials (camera, film sets, etc.), but as well as the amount of time I dedicated to share my thoughts and create informative resources for others.
I’d also been active into my respective blogging groups and I’d attended some events which I really support.
Even better, I have extended myself into the community and made some real and supportive blogging friends whom I could share all my frustrations and joy about blogging.
So far, this goal has been the most fulfilling one, and now that I’d realized it, here’s what:
No goal is ever impossible if you have the passion and dedication to pursue it.
That’s how blogging was to me. Maybe I should keep that mindset with the rest of my unfulfilled goals, then?
05 | Create more art
The only form of art I pursued so passionately this year was photography. I even bought a Fujifilm X-A2 camera out of my hard-earned money from all the freelancing I did to improve my newly-found hobby.
06 | Save up more
Ugh, I’ve got another terrible confession to make. Ever since I started to do freelance jobs, my excessive compulsive attitude keeps on surfacing.
I tend to buy things I fancy at that moment, eat out with my boyfriend most of the time (thus the weight gain), or just spend without thinking about the return of investments.
It’s hard to deal with this kind of attitude. In just three months that I’ve spent freelancing, I’d earned over $3,000, and guess what?
Now that I’d realized it, almost half of that went to non-sensible and highly unneeded things!
I am in terrible financial situation because of this. I need to deal better with my financial woes (I sound so independent now for an 18 –year old, eh? But I like that.), and thank God I found Richel’s article round-up about money matters. Go ahead, it really helped me. 🙂
So, what are your 2015 resolutions?
List some of your 2015 resolutions here or create another blog post with every bullet tackling what you need to improve or if you have accomplished it right even before the year ended. Don’t forget to place your link in the comment section so I could visit them! 🙂
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All posts were published since the launch of this blog on September 19, 2015.